Star Wars has a habit of bleeding into politics around election time and this season is certainly no disapointment. Visit io9.com to check out an ad promoting West Virginia Senate candidate Joe Manchin. Star Wars music and imagery are used in interesting ways in order to paint a grim picture of opponent John Raese.
And from the political system we move on to the legal system. The Dallas Morning News Crime Blog reports a short blurb on State District Judge Andy Chatham referring to the Jedi Mind Trick when asking the jurors to disregard a portion of the prosecution's closing argument in a capital murder trial.
Ever wonder how Boba Fett got paid after taking care of a job? According to the Brock Davis creation at BoingBoing.net, he sent out 70s style typed invoices.
Our friend Alexander sent over the following Star Wars reference from pop culture:
"I'm currently watching and loving a science show called Wonders of the Solar System hosted by Brian Cox from BBC 2. It's a great science series about our solar system. Anyway, in the 4th episode (of 5) titled 'Dead or Alive' at around 26:00, the host makes a fantastic Star Wars reference that speaks for itself. The host introduces a segment about gravity by saying: "It's a force that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. That force is gravity."' (Thanks Alexander!)
GeekDad At Wired.com lets us know that Grant Imahara, of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters, filled in as C-3PO at events and on TV appearances for a decade. Click here for the story which includes his prequel trilogy connection.
In an article discussing the beard of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Biran Wilson, The Wall Street Journal manages to reference Chewbacca and then slam Star Wars fans all in two sentences. Sigh. (Thanks WIERDGREENMAN!)
Charles Ross discussed his One Man Star Wars Trilogy with the Phoenix New Times ahead of last night's show in Queen Creek, AZ. (Thanks Eric!)
8th grade teacher Andy L. sent over the following:
"Hey, I saw your post about the new Millenium Falcon book, and I won that book last week at our school's book fair! In fact, I won it by turning my door into the cover of another book: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda! The Falcon book is awesome, and there is tons of detail, and lots and lots of stuff to read on each page. Not to mention the liner notes by Han Solo and a couple by Lando."
Catching up with the Official Starwars.com Blog, here are some links to posts, that we have yet to cover, and which fall in the Star Wars is Everywhere category...